Mary Mootz (nee Bidwell)

May 16, 1915 Jan. 5, 2015

Mary Mootz (nee Bidwell), 99, of Merrill, passed away January 5, 2015.

She was born May 16, 1915, in Mukwonago, daughter of the late Robert and Mary (nee Schumacher) Bidwell. Mary married Elmer Mootz at Hamburg on September 29, 1949. He preceded her in death on November 9, 2007, at age 91, after 58 years of marriage.

Mary was the last member of the Henry and Lomira (Wright) family, whose parents Zebulon and Harriet (Nash) Bidwell and John Calvin and Minerva Wright, were pioneer settlers of Waukesha, coming there in 1836. Their forebears came to America in 1640 and settled in New England.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Saturday, January 10, 2015 in Holy Cross Chapel at Bell Tower Residence, Merrill. Pastor Joel Danner will officiate. Entombment will take place in Restlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum, Wausau. Visitation will begin at 9:30 A.M Saturday in the Holy Cross Chapel. The Taylor-Stine Funeral Home, Merrill, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Taylor & Stine Funeral Home, 715-536-6244, is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at